Quartz vs. Granite & Minneapolis Best Cabinets from Credit River Granite

Get a behind the scenes at Credit River Granite & Learn the Quartz vs. Granite difference

Granite vs. Quartz Explained by Country Creek Builders Minnesota


Get the bottom line advice on Quartz vs. Granite Countertops from Industry Leader Credit River Granite.

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If you’re searching for a Quartz Countertop company or installer here in the Minneapolis Area, you’ve probably read plenty of information on the difference between quartz and granite countertops.

In this video, Zack of Credit River Granite, and Dan of Country Creek Builders, explain it clearly for homeowners.

First off, if you’re looking for a remodeling company to help you remodel your main level, kitchen, bathroom or basement, then we’d love to introduce ourselves.

We are Country Creek Builders, and we’re a design-build remodeling firm out of Lakeville Minnesota who have been transforming homes for well over a decade now.

If you’re looking for the best countertop supplier or countertops for sale in the Minneapolis Area, then we recommend going with Credit River Granite out of Burnsville.

Quartz vs. Granite Countertops:

There are a couple of major differences between quartz and granite countertops, including how they are sealed, their rarity and pricing, and all of that is tied to how they are formed.

First off, granite is actual stone that has been mined out of the earth, while quartz is a manufactured product created from combining glues and epoxy together to form an artificial stone material.

Because granite is an actual stone, that means there are more natural pores and blemishes, so the stone will need to be sealed.  So one major difference is that granite requires a sealant, but quartz does not.

Quartz is made by combining resign & glue, while Granite comes from quarries around the world.

Therefore, the pricing and quality of each product is much different. 
Granite’s pricing is really based off of its rarity and how difficult it is to quarry and ship to the United States. 
The tiered pricing of quartz has more to do with the difficulty in manufacturing & demand of the product, rather than simply how difficult it is to bring into the country.

Both Granite and Quartz can have amazing colors, but because quartz is an artificial stone product, they are able to make it look dramatically more dynamic and add in unnatural colors.

Quartz has selections that are much more colorful and exotic compared to the natural granite countertop stone. You’ll see some amazing combinations in countertops that really have to be seen in person to realize how brilliant they are.

When you’re choosing your granite or quartz countertop, you’ll see that there’s a rating tied directly to its pricing, and then you’ll also be selecting the edge finish of the countertop.

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Remnants for Backsplashes

Instead of doing a tile backsplash or some other more intricate backsplash option in a kitchen or a bathroom, it’s often more subtle and elegant option to use a remnant of countertop for the backsplash.



Your backsplash can be made of a remnant piece identical, or very similar, to whatever piece of stone was used on your bathroom or kitchen countertop.

Remnants of Quartz or Granite Make Amazing Backsplashes!

Because it’s a piece of inventory that Credit River would like to move easily, you’ll see that remnant pieces of quartz and granite are actually marked the same price as each other.

What’s more expensive, quartz or granite countertops?

Most of the time, quartz is actually more expensive than natural granite countertops. On the top and side of things, granite can actually get more expensive, but for the most part, quartz countertops will have a higher price than granite countertops.